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Daniel Danny Grant

Category

Athlete

Sport

Hockey

Hometown

Fredericton

Year Inducted

1985

Sport Ambassador

athlete

Daniel "Danny" Grant

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

Super-stars, regardless of background, have these four ingredients in common:talent, encouragement, opportunity and desire. Danny Grant came from Barkers Point and his first “rink” was Bird’s Pond.It was clear from the beginning of his minor career that he was indeed a potential super-star! He was the National Hockey League’s rookie of the year; and he was only the fifth player to play in 500 consecutive games and the twelfth to score 50 or more goals in a single season. He was the only player to win television’s “SHOW-DOWN IN THE N.H.L.” series twice – competing against the very best players in the world. Community leaders, champion of innumerable charitable causes, role model for youngsters everywhere, outstanding performer for Minnesota, Detroit and Los Angeles, he will always be remembered as one who could put the puck in the net better than most. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 1st, 1985

Quick Facts

  • Played 736 games in the National Hockey League with Montreal, Minnesota, Detroit and Los Angeles 

  • Scored 263 goals to go with 273 assists in his NHL career; registered 24 points in 43 playoff games 

  • Scored 50 goals for Detroit in 1974-75 

  • Helped Montreal to a Stanley Cup in 1968 

  • Won Calder Trophy as NHL Rookie of the Year in 1968-69 

  • Established a club record for Minnesota when he played in 442 consecutive games; went on to attain 500 consecutive games 

  • Coached the Fredericton Capitals to the NB Intermediate title in 1980-81 and to the 1980 Eastern Canadian Hardy Cup Championship 

  • Coached the Fredericton Boldon’s Red Wings to the 1988-89 Atlantic Midget title